Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011

Perini Navi, a benchmark in sailing superyachts, has just splashed the tenth yacht in their very successful 56-metre series, the Fidelis, at the Italian builder’s yard in Viareggio. Featuring design by Ron Holland, Fidelis is an all-aluminium build, with an optimised displacement of 545 tonnes and a tonnage of 497 tonnes. The ketch sail plan measures 1,500 square metres. The booms are both in carbon fibre and have in-boom furling systems.

There are two cockpits for enjoying the wind while under sail – one fore and one aft, which allows owners and guests to enjoy generously comfortable outdoor spaces. The aft cockpit has a well-protected dining area with a table for twelve and a lounging area with three couches, two armchairs and a coffee table. There is also a guest head and a semi-circular staircase, protected and embellished by a custom-built glass wall, that leads up to the flying bridge. This bridge area has been completely re-modeled compared to her sister ships in that it has a wide sunning and lounging area aft with two central seats from which to enjoy the view, a dining area and the steering stations with sail and engine controls.

Fidelis’ interiors were designed in-house by Perini Navi’s architects and have a contemporary, refined style with simple, clean lines combined with the use of materials such as stained walnut, wenge, parchment, maple, teak, steel, marble and leather.

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